May 22, 2023

ADNET Technologies Accelerates Regional Growth Through Acquisition of Tech II

ADNET Technologies (ADNET), a managed IT services, cloud, and cybersecurity provider with offices in Rocky Hill, Connecticut and Albany, New York, announced it has acquired Tech II Business Services (Tech II), a Saratoga Springs-based managed IT firm. This strategic partnership brings together two exceptional teams of IT professionals to create a premier regional technology services company that combines national capabilities with a human-centered approach.

By joining forces, ADNET and Tech II will accelerate the combined company’s growth in New York’s Capital Region and across the Northeast, while also creating significant opportunities for their employees and clients.

“Our decision to bring Tech II into ADNET Technologies was inspired by the strength of Tech II’s talented team of technologists, technical staff and administrative support members,” said Christopher Luise, CEO of ADNET Technologies. “Attracting, developing and retaining technology talent is the lifeblood of managed IT services providers — enabling innovation, accelerating our growth and ensuring outstanding customer service. With this acquisition, we gain access to new talent and resources that will enable us to serve our current and future clients even better in the Capital Region and beyond.”

ADNET will retain all Tech II employees and will continue to actively recruit additional technology professionals, as it ramps up local growth efforts. Tech II CEO Daniel Bardin will join ADNET as General Manager, allowing him to bring expanded solutions to clients and grow the firm’s regional operations alongside current ADNET General Managers Ronald Gibson and Erin Peterson, Vice President Lynette Maffei and CEO Christopher Luise.

“We’re excited to unite the ADNET and Tech II teams. Together, we’ll bring national capabilities and local market understanding to help our clients implement technology solutions that drive business outcomes,” Bardin said. “Tech II’s clients will continue to be served by the same outstanding IT professionals while securing access to ADNET’s extensive network of resources and partners. Joining ADNET also provides our team with access to new pathways to opportunities for professional development and growth. The potential is immense for us as we bridge together our two firms.”

In pursuing this partnership, ADNET valued the workplace culture at Tech II and recognized an opportunity to integrate the two teams, bringing them together as one unit with a shared mission.

“Culture alignment was a key factor in our decision to acquire Tech II,” Luise said. “In Tech II, we found a partner that cares deeply about its employees, clients, and communities — fitting together seamlessly with our people-first culture and approach to business.”

In its human-centered approach to serving clients, ADNET creates technology environments that help people thrive and enable their organizations to achieve their goals. This people-first mentality comes to life across three core service areas – managed IT services, cybersecurity, and cloud – which are now complemented by Tech II’s services and supplemented by its innovative solutions.

“This acquisition deepens ADNET’s investment into the Capital Region, a market we see as full of opportunity and talent,” Luise said. “We’re confident that doubling-down on our investment here will continue to drive our growth locally and across the northeast.”

The acquisition is also an outcome of ADNET’s decision to join the New Charter Technologies platform, which has enabled the firm to pursue growth opportunities through acquisitions. By becoming part of ADNET Technologies, the Tech II team also gains access to the expansive New Charter Technologies platform, a network of 21 managed IT services providers that operate independently and serve markets across North America. Collectively, the NCT network employs 900 people, and together, the MSPs that make up the network are constantly innovating and continuously growing by empowering talent with opportunities to learn and lead.

“We’re excited to support ADNET’s investment in the Capital Region and we welcome Daniel Bardin and the Tech II team,” said New Charter Technologies CEO Mitch Morgan. “The foundation of New Charter’s model is that the Managed IT industry is a ‘people business’ requiring a local touch. As a combined, locally led organization, ADNET and Tech II will create exciting opportunities for their team and deliver even more innovative offerings for their regional clients.”